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Greencastle Youth Softball Association inc

Greencastle Middle School


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Each year, the Greencastle Youth Softball Association coordinates the Greencastle Middle School Fastpitch teams. These teams consist of Greencastle Middle School students in 6th through 8th Grade.

Each season GYSA puts together two GMS teams to play surrounding county schools. Home GMS games are played predominately at Big Walnut Sports Park and other times at the Greencastle National Guard Armory. Tryouts generally take place in early March, with practices starting in early April and games being played by mid-April.

About Fastpitch


Fast Pitch softball, also known as Fastpitch is a variation of baseball played on a smaller diamond with a larger, softer ball pitched underhand. Although the pitch is still delivered in an underhand motion, it comes much faster and with a smaller arc than Slow Pitch. In Fastpitch, the pitch is usually delivered in a windmill type wind-up for more power. As the pitches in Fastpitch come in faster, they are harder to hit cutting down on scoring and increasing the chances of double-plays.

A major difference in fast and slow pitch is the ability to lead off and steal basis in Fastpitch. Along with steals, Fastpitch pitch rules also allow runners to score on passed balls. Slow pitch runners are forced to stay on their base until the ball is hit. The ability to leadoff and steal makes Fastpitch closer to baseball in terms of strategy. With stealing allowed in Fastpitch, speed is the ultimate weapon.

Do you have a player interested in our recreational Fastpitch league? Check out our Fastpitch Page .